Man Runs Screaming from Dog, Lost Wallet Turns Up: La Grange Police Blotter

La Grange police reports, Oct. 1-3.


Missing Girl Found

Police responded to a mother’s report at 4:48 p.m. that her 9-year-old daughter, who is bipolar, had gone missing 20 minutes prior. Officers located the girl and then ordered an ambulance for the girl’s psychotic episode. The girl was transported to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

Drunken Mom Calls Police (Again)

Police received a call from a “highly intoxicated” Chicago woman saying that her ex-husband had refused to let her speak to her 6-year-old child. The woman was advised to contact her attorney. Police reports note that the caller had also made several prior requests for well-being checks while highly intoxicated.

Downtown Domestic

Officers responded to a report of domestic violence with “objects being thrown around” on the 0-100 block of South La Grange Avenue at 12:37 p.m. Police ascertained that it was a verbal dispute. The parties separated and went to separate residences for the night.

Fraudulent Credit Card Charges

A Brookfield woman reported at 11:12 a.m. that she had left her wallet at a restaurant on the 0-100 block of North La Grange Road the night before. Credit cards inside the wallet had already been used at businesses outside of La Grange. The credit card companies have been notified and the victim is not liable for any charges.

Wallet Lost and Found!

An anonymous woman brought a wallet she had found on the 0-100 block of West Harris Avenue to the police department at 7:58 a.m. Officers matched the wallet with a report of a lost wallet by a La Grange Highlands man at 12:36 a.m. that same day. The man’s wife was contacted and the wallet was left for pickup.


A Bad Week for Wallets

A La Grange woman reported at 9:30 p.m. losing her wallet, possibly by the La Grange Road train station. Police entered the item into records as lost or stolen property.

Not Actually a Break-in Attempt

A resident of the 1300 block of 41st Street called at 7:31 p.m. to report that someone appeared to have tried to break into his house through a side door while he was away. A responding officer ascertained that it appeared a pin on one of the door strings came loose.

Concern for Homeless Woman's Feet

A complainant from the 0-100 block of S. La Grange Road reported at 4:51 p.m that a homeless woman was sitting in the alley behind the business and advised that “her feet are sticking out and [the complainant] fears they will get run over.” Police determined that the subject had moved.

A Bump in the Night

Police received a request at 3:23 p.m. for a special watch for the 700 block of 11th Avenue from a woman, living alone, reporting that the previous Tuesday and Wednesday she had heard someone knocking at her window in the middle of the night. A special watch was deployed for the block.

Forgery Report

A La Grange man contacted police at 3:10 p.m. to report a forgery. A case file was opened. Police declined to provide any more details

Radio Stolen from Car

A La Grange Park resident reported a burglary to motor vehicle in the main lot of Lyons Township High School at 12:11 p.m. A radio valued at $40 was ripped out of the unlocked car. 


iPhone Turned In

A resident turned in a silver iPhone 16G found on Elm Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue. Police entered the item into storage.

Running Scared from Rover

Police received a 911 call at 7:22 p.m. about a dog chasing a man down the 100 block of Sawyer Avenue while the man screamed for help. The caller said the man was able to escape, but the dog is still at large. Officers were unable to locate the dog.

Car Title Vanishes from Purse

A Brookfield woman reported at 6:23 p.m. that the title to her car disappeared from her purse while she was at La Grange Memorial Hospital on Friday. She said she would call the hospital to try to locate the missing title. 

Out of the Garbage, Guys

Two men were reportedly going through garbage on the 100 block of South Catherine Avenue at 7:17 a.m. Police warned an 80-year-old man and a 50-year-old Hodgkins ma,n and sent them on their way.


Police Blotter information is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

esblack October 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Why lead with Man Runs Screaming from Dog? Many of our fellow Western Springs residents already seem to have quite the disdain for dogs. Please do not do anything to add to it. Smile. Thanks!


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